16 06, 2016

Best of Taste Taiwan

By | June 16th, 2016|Categories: Taiwan|Tags: , , , |

Photo courtesy of Taiwan: The Heart of Asia Taiwan, located in the “Heart of Asia,” is renowned for its award-winning cuisine, historical attractions, and stunning natural scenery. Making it the perfect destination for both the week vacationer, for those taking a gap year or making a move, and also for layover visits to [...]

8 12, 2014

“A Path Appears” Documentary

By | December 8th, 2014|Categories: Africa, Central America, Haiti, US|Tags: , , , , , |

Women make up the majority of the more than 1 billion people living in unacceptable conditions of poverty worldwide. From the Creators of "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide", comes another wonderful documentary about Hope. A Call to Action. And what a little help we can offer can make a humongous impact [...]

28 05, 2012

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

By | May 28th, 2012|Categories: India|Tags: |

  I enjoyed watching The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movie today starring Judy Dench and Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel. "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" follows a group of British retirees who decide to "outsource" their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered [...]

20 10, 2010

Outsourced:: New Sitcom Fall 2010

By | October 20th, 2010|Categories: India, US|Tags: |

I am loving the new sitcom on NBC:: Outsourced. Now you say automatically, "Of course Jacki you'd love that show! There's Indians on there!" Yes, I do admire and celebrate Indian culture as one of my favorites, but this show is truly enjoyable to watch with a lot of truth. Only 4 episodes have broadcasted, [...]

25 07, 2010

Eat, Pray, Love

By | July 25th, 2010|Categories: Bali, Europe, India, Indonesia, Italy, SE Asia, Varanassi|Tags: , , , , |

How many of you have read Eat, Pray, Love & have dreamt of blissfully drifting away to the 3 beautiful countries starting with 'I' -- Italy to fall in Love & indulge, India to seek Spirituality & Balance at an Ashram from 3am-noon, Indonesia for a Simple life on motorbikes & learning the culture? Disregard the [...]

22 02, 2010

Motorcycle Diaries

By | February 22nd, 2010|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: |

My Recommended Movie of the Week: Motorcycle Diaries (2004) Based on a motorcycle journey the Argentinian legendary Ernesto "Che" Guevara took on a semester before graduating medical school with his older friend Alberto. Ernesto was well educated through med school, specializing in Leprosy which was especially infamous during that era and area. He was also [...]

15 04, 2009

Children of the Pyre

By | April 15th, 2009|Categories: Varanassi|Tags: |

Children of The Pyre is a compelling real-life. Self-narrative of 7 extraordinary children who make their living out of the dead at Manikarnika, the busiest cremation ground in India. This is based in Varanassi, India. I actually experienced the dozens of burning corpse a day just from my balcony when I stayed there. I wasn't [...]

18 02, 2009

The Movie: Religulous

By | February 18th, 2009|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: , |

I recommend you to watch this film. Well, duh, obviously if I'm posting it on my site. "Religulous" is a combination of the words 'Religion' & 'Ridiculous'. It's not scripted, nor is it much of a documentary, as it is simply a compilation of interviews with religious individuals (the more extreme, I may add). From [...]

8 02, 2009

Movie: Vicky Cristina Barcelona

By | February 8th, 2009|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: |

I'm a complete Hopeless Romantic, and it melts my heart to watch such good romantic films! Now although I'm a sucker for these heart-throb chick flicks, I can distinguish a well-written one vs a dumb cheesy one. I Absolutely LOVED THIS MOVIE!! This film was written & directed by Woody Allen. Famous stars include Javier [...]